The Black Origins of Shoegaze

The ethereal mix of obscured vocals, guitar distortion and effects, feedback and overwhelming volume traces much of its sound to the influence of Black musicians

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June is Black Music Appreciation month. This month we’ll be celebrating the musical contributions of Black artists, including those from Jacksonville. And, with the help of our friends at FairPlay, we’re offering readers a deeper look into the Black origins of various popular music genres, from country to shoegaze, punk, reggaeton and more. Though widely associated with artists like My …

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